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Jonathan E. Spahr, MD

Job Title Clinical Director, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Job Title Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5630 Phone
412-692-6645 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1998 Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA


2002 Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA


2006 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease


  • 2013 Named in Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Best Doctors” list
  • Care Center Champion, Western PA Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Pittsburgh's Top Doctors


  • Weiner DJ, Spahr JE, Orenstein DM.  Cystic Fibrosis:  A Guide for Patient and Family.  4th Ed.  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 2012.
  • Pongpruttipan T, Cook JR, Reyes-Mugica M, Spahr JE, Swerdlow SH.  Pulmonary extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue associated with granulomatous inflammation in a child with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (DiGeorge Syndrome).  J Pediatr. 2012.
  • Rosas-Salazar C, Gunawardena SW, Spahr JE.  Malignant pleural mesothelioma in a child with Ataxia-Telangiectasia.  Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012.
  • Villardo RJM, Rosas-Salazar C, Spahr JE, Dohar JE.  An unusual solitary endobronchial pulmonary arteriovenous malformation in a 10 year old child.  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol.  2011.
  • Guglani L, Tadros S, Morell VO, Spahr JE, Webber SA, Kurland G.  Lobar displacement following pediatric heart-lung transplantation:  Case report and review of literature.  Pediatr Transplant. 2011.

Research Interests

  • Improved delivery of inpatient and outpatient care for adolescents with cystic fibrosis
  • Clinical trials for cystic fibrosis care

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Cystic Fibrosis Center Grant
  • Safety and efficacy of aeroquin™ versus tobramycin inhalation solution (TIS) in stable cystic fibrosis patients
  • Safety and Efficacy of Aztreonam for Nebulizer Solution (AZLI) in Pediatric Patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Initial Lower Respiratory Tract Culture Positive for Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA)
Last Update
October 1, 2013
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Last Update
October 1, 2013